Wednesday on radio’s “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) criticized the media coming out of Tuesday’s State of the Union address given by President Donald Trump.Host Hugh Hewitt asked Rubio about the difficulties of giving the State of the Union response, which he did in 2013 and was ridiculed for weeks afterward because he took a sip of water in the middle of his remarks. Rubio explained the difficulties 2018 Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams may have faced in giving her response, then blamed the media for focusing on the “trivial” components of it and politics in general. “It’s become more that way, because politics now is so trivial,” Rubio said. “You know, a lot of these political reporters, they sit around all day and just hope there’s something they can be snarky about. Everybody wants to be snarky. Everybody wants to be funny. Everybody wants to be some, put something up on Twitter … [Read more...] about Rubio Rips Media: ‘Everybody Wants to Be Snarky,’ ‘It’s All About Mockery’
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Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 8:33 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 EAST LANSING — Chuck Bullough returned to Michigan State football with a mission: Help force more turnovers. Watch some of the clips of the Spartans’ defensive drills in practice and you’ll see it. Players are focusing on getting their hands on the ball and trying to rip it free from whoever has it. “He brought in some new drills, he brought in a new emphasis,” defensive coordinator Mike Tressel said of Bullough, a former MSU player who took over as defensive ends coach this spring. “I think our guys are thinking about it always. All defensive coaches talk about turnovers, but if you can get it in your players’ minds all the times, that makes all the difference. “And it looks like it’s making a difference, but Saturdays will tell.” More: Experienced Michigan State defense focused on becoming nation's best Michigan State football tops Michigan in … [Read more...] about Michigan State defense wants more fumbles via ‘ball disruption’
By Emil Nielson COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - On Aug. 1, when face veils are banned in Denmark, Sabina will not be leaving her niqab at home. Instead, she will be defying the law and taking to the street in protest. In May, the Danish parliament banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and some other European countries to uphold what some politicians say are secular and democratic values. But Sabina, 21, who is studying to be a teacher, has joined forces with other Muslim women who wear the veil to form Kvinder I Dialog (Women In Dialogue) to protest and raise awareness about why women should be allowed to express their identity in that way "I won't take my niqab off. If I must take it off I want to do it because it is a reflection of my own choice," she said. Like the other women interviewed for this article, Sabina did not wish to have her surname published for fear of harassment. The niqab wearers who plan to protest on Aug. 1 will be joined by non niqab wearing Muslim … [Read more...] about A crime or a right? Some Danish Muslims to defy face veil ban
Bethonie Butler, The Washington Post Published 12:09 pm, Monday, June 25, 2018 At first glance, "Set It Up" - Netflix's original movie about two overworked assistants who scheme to pair up their demanding bosses - seems like yet another cheesy romantic comedy. And in some ways, it is. It's also one of the best movies on Netflix (or anywhere else) right now. If you're a Netflix subscriber, chances are you've seen a promo for "Set It Up," which follows Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) as they try to get their high-powered bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs, respectively) to date each other. Liu plays Kirsten, a successful ESPN sports reporter running a digital start-up; Diggs's Rick is a venture capitalist and kind of a jerk. You can probably guess what happens next, and that's totally OK because the movie is just delightful. Netflix does not share ratings information - unless it's shaming the very dedicated fans of questionable Christmas movies - but, … [Read more...] about Should you watch ‘Set It Up,’ the rom-com that Netflix really wants you to see?
Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post Published 7:47 am, Monday, May 28, 2018 Photo: U.S. Army Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Army Secretary Mark Esper, shown touring the Watervliet Arsenal in New York in March, says the Army must begin modernizing now to outmatch potential adversaries, including Russia and China. Army Secretary Mark Esper, shown touring the Watervliet Arsenal in New York in March, says the Army must begin modernizing now to outmatch potential adversaries, including Russia and China. Photo: U.S. Army Trump's top Army appointee wants faster innovation - can his service make it happen? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WARREN, Mich. - Army Secretary Mark Esper climbed into the back of an experimental Bradley Fighting Vehicle on a recent afternoon, donning a helmet with plans to observe the armored … [Read more...] about Trump’s top Army appointee wants faster innovation